Community Care Options has advised Coffs Harbour City Council that, after further consideration, they will not be proceeding with the leasing of the foreshores site previously occupied by the Deep Sea Fishing Club.
This is disappointing from Council’s perspective given the efforts made in negotiating a suitable short term lease over recent months.
However, Council will now seek other opportunities to offer a short term lease or licensing of the facility, while we continue advance a longer-term Expression of Interest (EOI) process.
Council, as Corporate Manager of the Coffs Coast State Park Trust, sought and gained permission from the NSW Government’s Crown Lands to put out an expression of interest for the site on a short-term basis.
In the interim, the facility has been hired out for some short-term purposes and some associated areas are licensed to several community organisations.
The future strategic direction of the broader foreshores precinct is currently being explored by a NSW Government-initiated group, which brings together a range of government agencies that have an interest in the Jetty Foreshores.
The long-term EOI is likely to inform a future competitive tender process as per the requirements set by the NSW Government.